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International Public Service

Public Service (MS)
Public Service (MS)

Promote ethical, positive change in the world

DePaul’s master’s in International Public Service (IPS) is designed for students interested in the field of international development and global humanitarian affairs. You’ll gain the skills and expertise to manage, lead and evaluate international projects and organizations. Deepen your experience through study abroad, internships and applied research opportunities.

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Flexible formats for any lifestyle

Courses are offered in the evening on the Loop Campus, and in some cases, online. The program can be completed in two years and one additional quarter (including one summer) by following a schedule of two classes per quarter.

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An urban classroom in a global city

An international hub, Chicago is home to citizens from virtually every nation—and a place where you’ll experience firsthand the interconnectedness of the world. Connect to job and internship opportunities with international and nonprofit organizations like Rotary International, the American Red Cross and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, professional statement, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll complete 11 core courses plus two electives.

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of International Public Service graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for International Public Service graduates was $58,000.

Get real-world experience in international public service

Raphael Ogom, PhD, is the program director for the Tanzania study abroad program. He was inspired to develop and run this program because he’s a firm believer in immersing his students in cultures and environments beyond their own. At DePaul, you’ll have the chance to receive a well-rounded education that includes opportunities to study with passionate leaders like Ogum.

“What stood out to me about the School of Public Service was the emphasis on practical application as opposed to just theory. With the study abroad programs and my internship, I knew I would gain the experience that would enable me to succeed in my professional career.”

Heather (MS ’17)

Mayoral Fellow, City of Chicago

Alumni Network

You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including more than 3,460 School of Public Service alumni. Connect with fellow International Public Service grads, who typically pursue careers in government, non-profit association management and within various nonprofit organizations.
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Scholarships & Aid

The School of Public Service offers several quarterly scholarship, graduate assistantship and fellowship opportunities. Learn more about the scholarships and opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

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